stock horse

noun Western U.S.

a horse or pony used in herding cattle.

Origin of stock horse

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stockhorse

  • We took the bits out of their mouths, and let them pick feed round about, with the bridle under their feet, stockhorse fashion.

    Robbery Under Arms|Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

British Dictionary definitions for stockhorse

/ (ˈstɒkˌhɔːs) /


Australian a horse trained in the handling of stock
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